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by Robert Silverberg

  • Author: Robert Silverberg
  • ISBN: 0696809532
  • ISBN13: 978-0696809538
  • ePub: 1197 kb | FB2: 1311 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Classics
  • Publisher: Meredith Press; 2nd edition (1969)
  • Pages: 186
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 917
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Starman's quest ePub download

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Starman’s Quest by Robert Silverberg Author’s Preface This was my second novel, which I wrote when I was 19, in my junior year at Columbia. Читать онлайн Starman's Quest. by Robert Silverberg. I’ve written better ones since. But readers interested in the archaeology of a writing career will probably find much to explore here. Robert Silverberg 17 May 2008 FOR BILL EDGERTON1933–1956Prologue The Lexman Spacedrive was only the second most importa. This was my second novel, which I wrote when I was 19, in my junior year at Columbia.

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There have been 2 versions "Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg. One was published in 1958 and the other as a reprint, rewrite in 1969

There have been 2 versions "Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg. One was published in 1958 and the other as a reprint, rewrite in 1969. Possible Spoilers A HEAD .

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Starman's Quest book. Free to downl Starman's Quest was Robert Silverberg's second novel, which he wrote when he was just nineteen. He kind of apologizes for that in the preface, but don't let that fool you, it's a great story and very well written. We are following a 17 year old starman.

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Author: Robert Silverberg. Publisher: Gnome Press, 1958. The complicated problem of time lags and speedups in space travel brings about a conflict between twin brothers.

LibriVox recording of Starman's Quest, by Robert Silverberg. Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace. Summary by Bead Krazy Dawn).

The complicated problem of time lags and speedups in space travel brings about a conflict between twin brothers.
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Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.

There’s an author’s note attached to various versions of Starman’s Quest at Amazon that goes like this: “This book is a very early and not very good work of the author, who has tried to prevent the issue of a new edition of it. Unfortunately, since it is no longer protected by copyright, he can’t prevent its distribution, but he recommends that you choose some other book of his to read.” The audio version I listened to has a less dire warning: “This was my second novel which I wrote when I was 19, in my junior year at Columbia. I’ve written better ones since. But readers interested in the archaeology of a writing career will probably find much to explore here. Robert Silverberg, 17 May, 2008.”

Sounds like an inauspicious beginning, but the caveat helps to lower expectations and alert the reader that the elderly author with the vaunted reputation considers his Starman’s Quest analogous to Picasso’s childhood doodles. The book is not as bad as that and if you approach it in the same manner that you’d open one of Heinlein’s juveniles, you may be delighted, as I was, by this charming (if clumsy) tale.

Teenage twins Alan and Steve have been living with their father on the interstellar spaceship he captains. Because they are traveling at nearly the speed of light, time is slower for them than it is on Earth. Therefore, Earthmen and Spacemen live in completely different worlds and Spacemen are bewildered every time they return to their home planet.

On their last voyage to Earth, Steve jumped ship and stayed on the planet. Now, a few weeks later, the ship is returning and Steve will be nine years older than his twin. Alan is determined to find Steve in the short time they have on Earth. He’s also determined to discover the secret to building a hyperdrive that will solve the problem of the time contraction and allow Earthmen and Spacemen to live in the same timestream. But life on Earth is brutal. Can Alan survive long enough to accomplish his goals?

As I mentioned, if you think of Starman’s Quest as a young adult book, you’re likely to enjoy this simple, straightforward story. The plot is fast and fun but often really hard to believe in. The story is sweet, but a bit naïve, and character’s emotions are sometimes shallow and blunted (not surprising considering that Silverberg was only 19 when he wrote this). If you’re a fan of Robert Silverberg, and keep in mind the heights which his literature would reach in the decades after he wrote Starman’s Quest, you are indeed likely to “find much to explore here.” There were more than a couple times that some passage or plot element reminded me of Silverberg’s later writings. As just one example, drug use plays a significant role in the plot (making this perhaps YA rather than MG).

I listened to the audio version narrated by Tom Weiss. He is good with these old SF novels and I’d recommend this version of Starman’s Quest. It’s 4.5 hours long.
Swordsong
Never mind the occasional typos, the story has the necessary details to flesh out the city setting and the daily actions the young hero finds himself living when he leaves the only home he has ever known, a starship, to stay on earth of the distant future. This was a quick read even for me whose usual pace has slowed considerably over the years. I found myself compelled to keep reading straight through to the end. I would recommend it to all age groups from teens on up. No sex, no gratuitous violence or bad language. The hero is a clean-minded and clean-living young man who is willing to work for his rewards. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable snack between heavier reads. Silverberg already had the Touch at this early point in his long and successful career.
Gozragore
There have been 2 versions "Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg. One was published in 1958 and the other as a reprint / rewrite in 1969. The version here is the 1958 edition and in my mind a better story.

***Possible Spoilers A HEAD***

In the 1958 edition Silverberg has the protagonist discover the danger of a drug I think was called "Dream Dust". That's downplayed in the 1969 edition. What's also missing from that edition is the quest that the protagonist takes in order to find answers to his questions.

Frankly, having read both editions I find the 1958 version much more enjoyable. Perhaps it's because it was the one that I read first.

It's not a master work of fiction (not nearly as good as Heinlein juveniles), but it was still a fun read.
Kesalard
An honest attempt to portray real science in an early sci-fi story, Robert Silverberg weaves a tale of a spaceman (and his brother) that just isn't happy with the way that the world of star men is working, with the huge time differences that relativity causes. Of course, it's dated, but that's one of the things I enjoy in these older Science Fiction stories....they still have the wonder and 'gee whiz' feel of it all that I had as a kid. I wouldn't call it his best early story, but it is a highly enjoyable, well written story of the world of the future, a la 1950's ideals.
Mohn
This is a somewhat dated 1950's book. It starts a little slow taking pains to explain the twin paradox which lies at the heart of this novelette. The interesting part of the story is the description of the society in America that exists in the 35th century.

The story concerns a 17 year-old starman who goes looking for his now 26 year-old twin brother who jumped ship to experience what Earth has to offer.
Gavirim
It was fun to read what was considered futuristic back in the time before jet travel was common place. I would be interested to see what the world would really be like in the year 3050 or so. I'll bet there won't be dial telephones.
Celace
I bought this book many, many years ago and still have it. With my Kindle, I hardly ever re-read any of my paperbacks anymore because it's less convenient. I always liked this story and had read it several times over the years. It was fun to pick it up free to read again without giving up the convenience of my Kindle. It's a happy beginning, ending and beginning. Great entertainment away from the real world for someone that loves Science Fiction.
I read this book literally 40 years ago when I was in school. I think the author is a little too critical. The book meant enough to me that I remembered it and looked it up 40 years later. It's a good thought-provoking story that is a great relaxing read. The main characters, the brothers, are very well done. I found the character of the gambler to be somewhat implausible, but I suspect that was intentional.
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